Gatsby

11mths 101

Somehow I managed to escape reading The Great Gatsby in high school and college. I’m not really sure how. I’ve always wondered about it, but when given a choice, I always selected different books.

With the movie out in theaters, I now had daily advertisements reminding me that I should check it out. So, this month, I finally read it. And quite frankly, I’m not really sure how I felt about it. F. Scott Fitzgerald’s style of writing takes a little bit to settle into. It’s full of metaphors, and sentences are strung together with long descriptions. Though it’s short, I found it hard to read and had a difficult time finding my rhythm.

That being said, it has stayed with me. I’ve thought about it off and on for the last few days, which I’d have to say is the mark of a really good book.

Any suggestions for next month? I’m really curious about Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald. Has anyone read it?

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6 thoughts on “Gatsby

  1. Rosanne

    Since you just finished reading Gatsby perhaps you should see the movie. I would suggest, tho, that you first watch the Redford Gatsby (1974 I think) and then later see the new one.

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    1. Rosanne

      The F Scotts were quite a pair. I wonder if they were as interesting as they appeared in “Midnight in Paris” the movie. BTW – if you enjoy reading about that time period, you may enjoy “The Paris Wife” which is about one of Hemingway’s wives – the only one he said he truly loved. Its a good read.

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      1. Rosanne

        I have not posted a review of Paris Wife. I read it over a year ago and I was not on this forum at the time. But, I really enjoyed it, more because I had just seen “Midnight in Paris” and also, I had actually been in Paris that summer.

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